New: Teeling 40 Years, Lagavulin Feis Ile, Redbreast Zenith

Teeling 40 Years - single malt whiskey

Teeling 40 Year Old

Teeling Whiskey releases its oldest release in the Vintage Reserve Collection – the Teeling 40 Year Old. In fact it is one of the oldest bottlings of Irish single malt ever released, and only 140 bottles are brought to the market.

The whiskey was distilled in 1983 and matured in an ex-bourbon cask, before being hand bottled in a new style of decanter. It comes at cask strength 42.2% ABV.

The Teeling 40 Year Old will be available initially in the Teeling distillery, retailing at € 15,000. Later it rolls out to a very select few partners internationally. This will also be available to taste after your tour at the Teeling Bang Bang Bar.


Lagavulin 29 Years - Skies of Feis Ile

Lagavulin 29 Years ‘Skies of Fèis Ìle’

The Feis Ile festival is coming up. Both Lagavulin and Caol Ila presented their festival bottlings. In the case of Lagavulin there are two releases:

  • Lagavulin 29 Years ‘Skies of Fèis Ìle’, finished in a heavily charred Amoroso hogshead (RRP £ 2500, 250 btl.)
  • Lagavulin 10 Years ‘Fèis Ìle’, an extra peated version matured in refill, heavily charred and first fill bourbon hogsheads to create more punch (RRP £ 175, 1800 btl.)

Bottles are available during the festival on a first come, first serve basis.


Caol Ila 13 Years - Feis Ile 2024

Caol Ila 13 Years ‘Feis Ile 2024’

The Caol Ila for the Islay festival is a 13 year-old. It was finished in Ruby Port French Oak (!) casks from the Douro valley. They say it’s a bold fusion of maritime flavours and Mediterranean notes. This comes at full strength 54.5% ABV with a RRP of £ 185 and a total of 1404 bottles.



Redbreast Dream Cask Zenith Edition

Redbreast Dream Cask Zenith Edition

Another very old Irish whiskey comes from Redbreast. They announce the Redbreast Dream Cask Zenith Edition, the seventh and final edition in the Dream Cask series. It is an 38 year old single pot still whiskey, laid down in 1985 in second fill bourbon barrels and then recasked in 2013 into Oloroso sherry butts. The strength is 45.3% ABV.

To buy a bottle you’ll need to participate in a ballot which runs from Monday, May 20th. This is priced € 1000 (only 50 cl though).



Loch Lomond Remarkable Stills - Travel retail whisky

Loch Lomond Remarkable Stills Collection

Loch Lomond launches a new travel retail range called The Remarkable Stills Collection. It features four whiskies using both the straight neck and traditional swan neck stills:

  • Remarkable Origins, in a signature light citrus style (46.1%)
  • Remarkable Alchemy, finished in Colombian oak casks (46.8%)
  • 13 Year Old Remarkable Ingenuity, finished in Swedish oak (47.3%)
  • Remarkable Copper, matured in ex-bourbon casks (48.1%)

The Remarkable Stills Collection will launch in key locations worldwide at the end of August.


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